Miami Bridge Hosts Virtual Discussion On Childhood Trauma

Top Quote Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services hosted a virtual discussion on Zoom that was open to the public and discussed childhood trauma amid the global pandemic. End Quote
  • Miami, FL (1888PressRelease) August 29, 2020 - On Thursday, August 13, Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services hosted a virtual discussion on Zoom that was open to the public and discussed childhood trauma.

    The nonprofit organization, providing services to families and at-risk youth for more than three decades, has dedicated its mission to assisting families in opening lines of communication, and enabling parents and guardians to develop the skills necessary to provide guidance and structure for their children.

    Speakers included Independent Licensed Clinical Social Worker Safiyah Davis and Deborah Angiolina Billings, Education and Outreach Program Supervisor at Kristi House.

    The discussion covered the background of childhood trauma, answered questions, and made predictions. Some of the questions included: Has being out of school contributed to the uptick in child abuse cases? What resources are available to assist youth at this time who are abused as well as coping mechanisms?

    “Children trauma counseling during the pandemic is our top priority,” Jeannette Estrada, MS/Clinical Counselor at Miami Bridge said. “We make services available to children and caregivers through virtual support responding to questions and concerns about the virus, validating and supporting their feelings that helps decrease their anxiety and fear.”

    Miami Bridge has recently hosted two 45-minute, in-house Zoom discussions on the following topics:
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    About Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services, Inc.
    Miami Bridge was established in 1985 and serves as Miami-Dade County’s only 24-hour emergency shelter for children and teens in crisis ages 10-17. For 34 years, the non-profit organization has worked to rescue youth in the community from lives of victimization and crime by providing refuge, protection and specialized care in a nurturing, stable environment. Annually, Miami Bridge shelters more than 600 children and teens, providing over 10,000 care days for those individuals, as well as counseling to more than 550 families with children ages 6-17. For additional information, please visit

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